|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
No place... SPEAKS... 'Montana' like Quaking Aspen Ranch!!
Built in 1999 with comfort, elegance, and privacy in mind – Quaking Aspen Ranch is like no other. Located on 32 acres of river bottom on the banks of the blue-ribbon trout stream, East Rosebud River, this log home features 5,000 square feet of modern living.
Massive windows throughout the house allow for scenic viewing from every room. Montana’s Absaroka and Beartooth Mountains and the East Rosebud River provide the backdrop.
No matter which of the five bedrooms you rest your head in, crack the window to enlist the babble of the River. You’ll be asleep in no time.
The main floor has a spacious kitchen and dining room adjoining a great room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Adjacent to the great room is a romantic master bedroom. The master bedroom has a private deck and bath – complete with a Jacuzzi tub and a two-person shower.
The length of the complete first floor is family room – outfitted with another large, wood-burning fireplace, ping-pong table, foosball, big screen TV, DVD player and movies, and Xbox console and games. The first floor also has two queen bedrooms, each with a private bath and closet.
A balcony/bridge connects the two queen bedrooms on the third floor. Each bedroom has a private bath and closet.
Relax, fish and/or hunt right on the private riverfront property. Cast for trout – brown or rainbow – in one of two ponds, one on each side of the massive 'yard'. Or you can fish live water by casting the river bottom, a blue ribbon trout stream.
Expect to see wildlife daily. The river bottom is attractive and is some of the finest whitetail deer habitat in Montana. The river bottom is also home to sandhill cranes, blue heron rookery, turkey, moose, beaver, and red fox to name a few.
In the evening gather around the large fire pit to enjoy a bonfire and toast S’mores.
Enjoy many nearby attractions within minutes of the Ranch.
5 minutes from Quaking Aspen Ranch:
The town of Absarokee to pick up groceries or to rent a movie. The town of Fishtail, home of the Fishtail General Store – a must see.
Stillwater River – Excellent whitewater rafting opportunities during the summer months at this world-renowned blue ribbon trout stream.
20 minutes from Quaking Aspen Ranch:
Grizzly Bar & Steakhouse – Located on the East Rose Bud River in Roscoe, a tiny hamlet between Absarokee and Red Lodge, the steakhouse is known for its mouth watering Prime Rib. Cooney Reservoir State Park - Head to this reservoir to boat, play in the water, or fish walleye and rainbow trout. This reservoir is one of the most popular recreation areas in south central Montana.
30 minutes from Quaking Aspen Ranch:
Red Lodge Mountain Resort and Gold Course – one of Montana's finest ski areas with an excellent golf course.
The town of Red Lodge is in Outside Magazine as one of the '30 Best Places to Live and Play and National Geographic Adventure named it to its 'Top Adventure Towns' List.
Emerald Lake – The Lake is heavily stocked yearly with small rainbow trout that will take just about anything.
Hike the Mystic Lake Trail, a popular day hike on the Custer National Forest.
East Rosebud Lake and Trailhead: An entrance point to 30 miles of the best backpacking, hiking, and fishing in Montana and the lower 48 states.
56 miles to Billings, Montana.
90 minutes from Yellowstone National Park.
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I was born and raised on this wonderful property. Built my dream Log Home in 1999. My wonderful family is pictured here with my wife and I on the dock of our larger pond that is just off the banks of the East Rosebud River.
This home was built as our main residence. We have since moved and are sharing our love for this property and our wonderful home with those of you lucky enough to have a chance to enjoy a stay.
Private, half mile stretch of the East Rosebud River, a Blue Ribbon trout fishing stream. Private ponds. Riverbottom wildlife abound; whitetail and mule deer, moose, bobcat, fox, raccoons, beaver, muskrat, blue herons, sandhill cranes, and turkeys just to name a few of the animals that can be seen daily on the property.
We try to stay at the cabin one weekend before Christmas each year. My grown children consider it a second home. There is lots of room and a fantastic kitchen . The kids love playing pingpong and football. This year it was cold enough to go ice skating. Skates are provided. We hope to return next year.
We really enjoyed our stay and also had our wedding on the grounds, the house was pretty much perfect aside from a few personal affects left inside from the owner, it is equipped with everything you could need as far as appliances go and very nice facilities. Lots of enjoyment to be had in the basement game room and has a beautiful view of the East Rosebud River. The owner was hard to contact sometimes and seems to respond faster to phone calls rather than email.
We were informed two days prior to arriving that there would be construction going on around the cabin. The owner gave us the option to reschedule, but that was not an option with family traveling from many locations. When we arrived we found a road to the cabin that was barely accessible. The cabin was not very clean and was missing key pieces of furniture like night stands and some beds did not have complete sets of bedding. The owner did not give us a walk thru to make sure we understood everything. Each day we were there we had to coordinate with the road construction company to get in and out of the place since many times the road was covered with piles of dirt and rocks making it impassible. Each morning we woke up at 7:30am by the sound of machinery and the smell of diesel fuel.
We talked to the owner (Lincoln) and got verbal agreement from him to discount the amount we paid due to the inconvenience of the construction. Since we left he has not responded to any messages or e-mails.
Based on this experience, I would not recommend this rental.
Quaking Aspen is an amazing property. It's spacious and well-equipped with a ping-pong table and foosball table inside and plentiful fishing poles and other sporting equipment. The owner was great to work with. The property is right on the creek, and includes a fire pit and small ponds as well as a canoe. The house has five large bedrooms and plenty of other places to sleep, a large kitchen area and multiple family rooms. The hiking and fishing opportunities between East Rosebud, West Rosebud and Mystic Lake are truly endless. Shopping and eating in Red Lodge was a highlight. Dinner at the nearby Grizzly Bar was so delicious and fun - our waitress was great even for such a large group, and the Grizzly is one of a kind, Montana style. We do a family reunion every other year in a different location, and this property was by far the best place we've ever stayed - and for the same price as many properties that offer a lot less. The bbq was pretty dirty and the pantry a little sketchy in terms of baking and mixing pans, but overall we couldn't have been happier,
The accommodations and the property were fantastic. We had 17 people including 5 under the age of 4 (the stairs are a little scary but we just blocked them for the little ones). The river by the house was beautiful and there was a lot of land to roam about. Our stay was in January but the weather was nice and we were outside a number of times. The only reason why it wasn't a 5 star is that there were a lot of little things that didn't work properly. Not anything that would ruin a vacation but little things like lamps that didn't work, the top rack of the dishwasher didn't wash, and the bathroom sink in one of the bathrooms didn't drain very fast. But those should be fixed because I emailed the owner and I know that he is the type that would fix it just from talking with him. There also was a mechanical problem when we got there but the owner had it fixed within 15 minutes. The owner was great to work with and was very timely in his responses. So overall, it was a great vacation and I do highly recommend it.
Our intentions were to ski and our stay was brief. Master bedroom has dark stains on the carpet. Kitchen smelled of gas from gas stove and when the cabinet below the stove was opened the smell of gas was overwhelming. When we cooked on this stove the pilot lighter clicked constantly no matter which burner we used. The grill that we were allowed to used had no gas. Kitchen drawer had dead bugs inside. No curtains on most of the bedrooms - which is OK if your upstairs. Floor in lower family room is lifting - and most wood flooring downstairs is unfinished (room to room) which all could be a trip hazard. When we walked around the property we noticed a cabin and decided to take a look inside. Inside were bunk beds and a small stove. On the counter were many open beer bottles, a half full coffee cup that looked just like the one's inside and cigarettes. I am was not sure what to think of that. Many tiny items that did not belong to us were found upon the vacuum and sweeping we completed as we agreed to in the contract, although it seemed like we were the first guests to do this in a long time. I believe we left the place cleaner than when we arrived - despite our linens.
The Ranch is about a 90 minute drive on the 'Most Scenic Drive in America', as dubbed by Charles Kuralt, to Yellowstone Park. We are located in the Last Best Place in Montana...
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 15 2015 - Oct 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$99.00|
We do provide financing for booking that are confirmed 6 months in advance. Regardless, 50% non-refundable deposit is due to book your dates with two subsequent progress payments at 30 and 60 days each of 25%.
During the month of December we charge a one-time 'Holiday Decor Fee' for any 3+ night booking of $500.00. This fee is reduced to $250.00 for 2 night bookings in December.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.